It’s Easier To Build Up A Child Than It Is To Repair An Adult.
The first recorded heart attack in the United States was in 1896. Since then, we’ve built machines to help get our work done, we started moving from farms to cities, and we began sitting more than standing. What we began noticing was people were dying from clogged arteries. By the time the Korean War came, half the soldiers, averaging 19 years of age, killed during that war showed significant blockage of coronary arteries. The military noticed it was becoming increasingly difficult to find young American men who could pass the induction physicals for the military. The Eisenhower Administration recognized the problem, and made it a priority to figure out what the cause was, and discover who is to blame. So they looked into the public schools. Researches were hired to perform fitness tests involving the ability of our students at the High School and Junior High School level, to perform what they called Functional Movements. These Functional Movements are everyday things you would have to do in your job, or your lives. Things like bending over and touching your toes, twisting at your hips, and holding your hands above your head.
The researches thought it was a dumb test. They thought kids are fit because they are young. They would soon discover how wrong they were. 57.8% of American youth failed to touch their toes. In contrast, only 7% of kids in Europe failed the exact same test. What’s the problem? Lack of physical education. Who’s to blame? We all are. 40% of Americans avoid exercise, 50% are exercising but are still in lousy shape, and only 10% are keeping physically fit. If we don’t make changes fast, we will have the first generation that lives a shorter lifespan than their parents, and grandparents.
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